Following its critically acclaimed debut at the Edinburgh Festival 2016, Open Sky present Scorched, a true story inspired by the writer’s grandfather. With striking theatrical invention and imaginative visual physical theatre the play tells the tale a World War II veteran and follows his mind sinking into the sands of time.
1941. Egypt. WWII. An escaped German officer. A two day chase across the brutal Sahara. A triumphant capture. A hero’s return.
1991. England. Jack reigns from the armchair of his rest home, a local legend. Decorated veteran of Tobruk. Former river warden, boxer, horse whisperer, charmer and highly prolific father. Memories are, by his own hand, tattooed upon his body but dementia is eroding his mind. As the Gulf War rages on his TV set, the past drags him back to the scorched desert sands.